Mother and daughter in Pisa, Italy

Spain and Italy Vacation with Kids

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Italy, Spain, Vatican City

Places Visited

Pisa, Tivoli, Rome, Vatican City...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

The family comes first during a hands-on celebration of history, culture, and cuisine on your customized family-friendly tour of Spain and Italy. Travel back in time wandering narrow medieval streets. Enjoy the flavors of refined ingredients when learning to make traditional, kid-friendly dishes. Indulge in the tremendous views of Renaissance masterpieces and join in the fun of sparring like an ancient gladiator. Barcelona becomes a surrealist playground with the architecture of Gaudí and Rome...

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Trip Highlights

  • View the fascinating and distinctive surreal architectural design elements of Antoni Gaudí when visiting the massive undertaking of La Sagrada Familia
  • Witness the remarkable size and specific details bringing Michelangelo’s famous sculpture David to life when inside the Accademia Gallery
  • Join the children in learning how to be a gladiator with a lesson in Rome offering a fun angle on the legendary warriors before visiting the Colosseum
  • Step back in time in the preserved Gothic architecture shaping the medieval neighborhood of Barcelona’s Barri Gotic
  • Sample the fabulous flavors of gelato on a guided tour in Florence and visit the oldest gelateria in the city
  • Learn the art of making traditional Roman pizza with a private chef helping the kids make the perfect creation for their specific tastes
  • Enjoy the adventure of traversing the elaborate halls of the Vatican Museums to view Egyptian artifacts and priceless artwork like frescoes by Raphael
  • Engage with the remarkable history of Pisa by visiting the distinctive Leaning Tower in the Piazza dei Miracoli
  • Relish the simple pleasures of quality ingredients during a family-friendly tapas cooking class crafting delicious traditional Catalonian cuisine 

Detailed Description

Michelangelo and Gaudí, the Colosseum and La Sagrada Familia embody the splendors Barcelona and Rome during your 8-day family-friendly Spain and Italy tour. The captivating cities retain their sense of majesty amid a deluge of popular European destinations due to their respective preserved histories, proud heritages, and sensational architectural gems creating an elaborate atmosphere both kids and adults enjoy. The best family vacations hide education beneath layers of fun activities bringing to light the immersive joys of traveling and the fantastic discoveries you will make when visiting Barcelona, Montserrat, Pisa, Florence, and Rome.

The Mediterranean setting of Barcelona accentuates the architectural charms and Catalonian heritage separating the renowned city from the culture of greater Spain. The city brings a tremendous adventure of medieval streets, fantastic frescoes, and delicious local foods, topped with the surrealist architecture of the city’s favorite son, Antonin Gaudí. Your special guided tours provide great insight into the artistic and political history of Barcelona. Your exploration extends from visiting La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell and participating in a tapas cooking class in which the family can learn new and thrilling recipes to take back home.

Arriving in Italy only increases the sensational historic atmosphere, artistic allure, and culinary charisma. Tuscany reveals a slower pace than the capital city of Rome in a region paying attention to the importance of enjoying the day, whether with a stroll, a glass of wine, a flavorful snack, or spending time in Pisa to witness the Leaning Tower. Florence is the capital of Tuscany and retains its image for supporting the Italian Renaissance historically, architecturally, and artistically. Two nights in Florence allow enough time for the family to wander the sensational narrow lanes and maze-like design leading to the Duomo and historic Old Palace. Traversing the museums give close-up views of renowned artworks by Renaissance masters including Michelangelo, while sampling the best gelato in the city gives the entire family a sweet treat at the end of the day. 

Four nights in Rome provide enough time to enjoy the sensational collection of art, history, and food in the capital of Italy at a comfortable pace. Rome’s splendor emerges from the seemingly endless museums, marvelous ruins, and inventive ways in which the family can experience every detail the city offers. You can gain a different insight into the history of the Colosseum with a kid-friendly gladiator class and find a variety of flavors for traditional Roman pizza deriving from a 2,000-year-old tradition. Indulge in the mystique of ancient Egypt at the Vatican Museum and follow in the footsteps of a Roman emperor in Tivoli when visiting Hadrian’s Villa.

Starting Price

$3,345 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • Some or all activities and tours
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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